i-gel™ supraglottic airway in clinical practice: a prospective observational multicentre study.

@article{Theiler2012igelSA,
  title={i-gel™ supraglottic airway in clinical practice: a prospective observational multicentre study.},
  author={Lorenz G Theiler and Michael M. Gutzmann and Maren Kleine-Brueggeney and Natalie Urwyler and B Kaempfen and Robert Greif},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={
          990-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The i-gel™ supraglottic airway device has been studied in randomized controlled studies, but it has not been evaluated in a large prospective patient cohort. Therefore, we performed this prospective multicentre observational study to evaluate success rates, airway leak pressure, risk factors for i-gel failure, and adverse events. METHODS With Ethics Committee approval and waiver of patients' consent, data about anaesthesia providers, patient characteristics, and the performance of… CONTINUE READING
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